CACREP Accreditated through 2023

We are pleased to announce that our CACREP accreditation has been extended to our next cycle in 2023. You can anticipate continued excellence and some changes on the horizon as we transition into the 2016 standards. We will streamline our assessment process, utilizing TaskStream to create the portfolio, and you can expect to see syllabus updates starting this summer. Starting soon, we will be introducing some changes in the curriculum to offer new options for all students, and to prepare for K-12 School Counseling certification, consistent with many other states.  

This Month's Faculty Spotlight- Dr. Maia Moore discussing the MSU Graduate Counseling Program

COPE/CHI SIGMA IOTA Upcoming Meeting

Just a reminder that our second COPE/CSI meeting of the semester is scheduled to begin at 8:30pm this evening in PCOB 228. Additionally, below is a link that students and faculty/staff can use to participate in tonight’s COPE/CSI meeting virtually via Zoom if they so desire:

The link should allow each person to join the meeting via Zoom about 10 minutes before the actual meeting start time (meaning that they should be able to access the meeting beginning at 8:20pm, but the actual meeting will start at 8:30pm).  

Link for Zoom meeting:

Please feel free to share the link with any student who may be interested in participating in our COPE/CSI meeting.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me or our chapter president, Erin F. Smith (


April 29, 2017 

Neurocounseling and Mindfulness in Play Therapy Supervision

Presenter(s):  Dr. Leslie Anderson, PhD, LP (MO), CDE and Rebecca J. Smotherman, MS, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Time:  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location:  Park Central Office Building (Corner of South Ave and McDaniel), Room 238  

Parking:  There is free parking at the Campbell/McDaniel garage and street parking available in the down town area.

Workshop Information:  This workshop will focus on neurocounseling and mindfulness in play therapy supervision.  Participants will: 

1.       Define the brain basics of neurocounseling and mindfulness.

2.       Explore the role of play therapy across the lifespan.

3.       Identify brain based aspects of the supervisory relationship (e.g. trauma, attachment, trust, empathy, etc.)

MSIPT is an APT Approved Provider: APT 12-335

RSVP by (Friday, March 30, 2017 by email to  

Workshop registration form 


SITE SUPERVISOR TRAINING for Spring 2017 Supervision of Interns:

School Supervisors-Friday, March 10th at 2:00 PM in PSU 309 following SMSCA Spring Workshop in Plaster Student Union, MSU

*Site supervisors who have current training through the SP17 semester will have the opportunity to update site supervisor training during site visits by instructors this semester.  Please notify your intern if this is something you are interested in, as the site visits may take a bit longer than usual to accommodate for this.

SU/FA2017 applications for practicum and internship are due by 2/15/2017 

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Center City Counseling Clinic

Center City Counseling Center is one of Springfield's longest counseling centers, providing low income residents with professional services and students the opportunity to work in a real world setting.

Community Partners

The MSU Graduate Counseling program works directly with local schools, hospitals and clinics in an effort to provide students with real world experience. If you are a community partner enter through this portal for documents.